It's tempting, especially as
a new band, to say yes to every show you're
offered. You want to take advantage of every
opportunity you get to make a mark in your local
scene. But even groups just starting out can't
or shouldn't accept every gig they're extended.
Sometimes a show can actually be detrimental
to your efforts.
Try to avoid these deadly mistakes.
Your fans will apprceiate it
Some people are born with an
innate sense of confidence that they carry with
them through life. For others, confidence is
trait that has to be won in battle. Among all
of the talent that exists in the world and the
unfortunate realities of the music industry,
it's easy for somebody who doesn't have innate
confidence to feel intimidated. Below are six
tips on what to do when your confidence starts
to falter, and what you can do to improve the
confidence you already have.
Musicians know that it’s
a drag. But is it even legal? We have minimum
wage laws and other worker protections mandated
by law. Why aren’t musicians granted these
same rights? How do they get away with it?Venue
owners ask musicians to play for free. And many
performers, desperate for an opportunity to
showcase their skills, agree to do just that.
I don’t blame the musicians. In most instances,
they struggle to survive and have to grasp at
any opportunity, however meager. But the owners
are a different matter.
Too many people fail to see
the bigger picture of life as a musician and
the miserable state of the industry. If you
are one of these people and catch yourself feeling
in some way cheerful, stop right away and follow
this simple 12 step plan to guarantee your return
to a completely horrid existence on this miserable
rock. Warning: Contains strong language. If
you don’t like that, then you should probably
still read on anyway as it will just give you
more reasons to be pissed off.
promotion to the other guy. Depending on your
point of view don't count on the label, band
or publicist to do their jobs. Do it yourself
or it may not get done. Know your niche market(s)
or hire/befriend someone who does.Always think
of the fans first when making Decisions. Start
early. Pre-promote. It allows time for viral
buzz (aka free promotion) to build and ensures
you’ll get you a larger share of a discretionary
spending.Take the time and spend the money to
get a great publicist to get free media.
Artists can develop relationships
with local sellers and national manufacturers
and get Live show promotion, Free merchandise,
and Credibility in the eyes of the public, as
well as in the eyes of club bookers who might
be interested in having that artist perform.
The key to singing high notes
(once diaphragmatic support is established)
this to concentrate first time support then
on vowel placement. Each vowel has a specific
resting place in the throat. A “pocket”
so to speak. It is important to find these pockets
with the least amount of pressure or strain.
You will find that once you experience what
I like to refer to as the amphitheaters in the
back of your throat that it’s not about
a note value at all. It’s about support
of the concert technician reflects a seismic
shift in the economics of the music industry.
As concerts and festivals increasingly become
a vital source of profits, cultural “middlemen”—label
executives, talent scouts and other traditional
tastemakers—are losing clout, experts
say. Technical middlemen—artist managers,
concert promoters, festival organizers, and
social-media promoters, as well as DJs and roadies
who mix sound at shows—are gaining it.
steps and maybe you will see a change in the
results. Pay it forward and keep your eyes on
the end goal!
Your press photos help define
who you are as an artist. Poor quality, generic,
or uninteresting photos generally get the same
type of preconceptions with the music (quality,
marketability, etc.) Local media love featuring
artists, but won’t include photographs
unless they are captivating or interested. It
would be nice to say that it’s all about
the music but the first impression drawn is
almost always from the photos (they come up
on any website and I end up staring at the photos
until the music starts up). Like anything else
you do with your career, you want something
that stands out. You want it to reflect yourself
and your band. You want good quality.